2012-11-08 E-Edition

Four Republicans win races in ClarkeCo

GOP wins offices in two counties

It was a late night Tuesday at the Clarke County Courthouse in Grove Hill as a glitch tallying one precinct’s totals and an unusually large number of absentee ballots delayed the final counts until nearly 11 p.m. Two of the closest races in Clarke County political history gave apparent wins to incumbent Probate Judge Valerie Bradford Davis and circuit clerk […]

New WashCo probate judge, commissioner

GOP wins offices in two counties

For the first time, there will be two elected Republicans in the Washington County Courthouse. Nick Williams of McIntosh won an upset victory over Democratic incumbent Charles Singleton of Yarbo. Williams served one term in the Alabama House of Representatives a few years ago representing District 65. Willie Long of Sims Chapel defeated Longhair Wilford Taylor of McIntosh for the […]

Obama wins re-election but loses Alabama

President Barack Obama was re-elected Tuesday, polling 303 electoral votes to Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s 206. The state of Florida had not been decided early Wednesday. Two hundred seventy electoral votes are needed to win. Sometimes the popular vote does not reflect electoral vote wins but it appears that Obama also won a majority of the popular votes Tuesday. Of […]

Never too old to vote

Ellen V. Brown of Salitpa is a conscientious voter and was at the Salitpa Fire Station, the community’s voting box, at noon Tuesday to cast her ballot. Mrs. Brown is proof that you are never too old to vote. She is 97, having just celebrated her birthday on Oct. 19. She was born in 1915 in Frankville, in Washington County. […]

Mayor and council begin new terms

Jackson Mayor Richard Long and city council members were sworn in by Clarke County District Judge J. R. Morgan Monday night during an organizational meeting at city hall. Long and council members Eldridge Jackson Jr., Paul South, Dwight Goolsby, Jane James, Daron Bolen and Jimmy Atchison were sworn in separately. Atchison is the new member of the council, winning the […]

Around the Area

Veterans to be honored with parade There will be a Veterans Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in Jackson. Lineup will begin at 9:15 a.m. through 9:30 a.m. at the Hibbett Sports parking lot. All businesses, civic clubs and other organizations are encouraged to participate in the parade to recognize and honor those who have served to protect […]

Perry Gene Dearmon

Perry Gene Dearmon, age 70, was born April 17, 1942 and passed away Nov. 4, 2012 at his Millry residence in the Yarbo community. He was a retired millwright with Brown and Root Construction. Mr. Dearmon was a member of the Reynolds Holiness Church. Survivors include his wife, Janette Wolfe Dearmon of Millry; two sons, Dewain (Donna) Dearmon and Scott […]

Elsie Dorman Gates

Elsie Elizabeth Dorman Gates, 66 years of age, was born Dec. 10, 1945 and passed away Nov. 6, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. Mrs. Gates was a native of Washington County and a resident of Satsuma. She was a quality control operator with Vanity Fair Mills. Mrs. Gates was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Seaboard, and a member […]

Lelon Turner Moseley

Lelon Turner Moseley, age 70, was born Aug. 15, 1942 and passed away Oct. 29, 2012 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. Mr. Moseley was a resident of Jackson and a self-employed brick mason. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Jackson. Survivors include two sons, James G. Moseley and Lelon Dean Moseley, both of […]